UPDATE, Good News: 9/10/12, "And on climate change policy specifically, he favors amending the Clean Air Act to remove carbon dioxide as a pollutant." (item at end of article)
9/10/12, "Mitt Romney gets climate change–wait, just kidding!" Scientific American blog, Dave Wogan
Mr. Romney cares about the environment as all normal people do. He also seems to understand that criminalizing CO2 is incorrect and not helpful to anyone except people who gambled on carbon offset trading and the like. With this news, I must say this country's only chance is Mitt Romney for President. via Tom Nelson
Global warming is Goldman Sachs and as such is too big to fail. Romney may not be as good to Goldman Sachs as Obama was but he won't take the 'climate industry' away from them.
4/26/12, "Will Mitt Romney Recycle George W. Bush's Global Warming Fiasco?," Forbes.com, Patrick Michaels
"Mitt Romney seems bent on recycling George W. Bush’s global warming muddle, a hodgepodge of subsidies and policies that did nothing but waste money. Think ethanol, wind and solar. Know Romney by the company he now keeps as his advisers: •Jim Connaughton, Executive Vice President for Baltimore-based Constellation Energy, a very nice and pleasant fellow who ran the Bush climate show as chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). He was flat-out for cap-and-trade legislation (or regulation) of carbon dioxide, advocating a “stringent” target. No one can be for such a plan unless they believe that global warming is a problem so severe that it requires such a major intervention. He’s the number one candidate to be Romney’s EPA administrator.
•Brian Hannegan, Vice President for Environment and Renewables at the Electric Power Research Institute. This actually means “Vice President in support of subsidies and handouts” to power generation technologies that can’t compete with natural gas and coal. EPRI has always been the grand master of this Washington game, and a position high in the Romney Administration will only guarantee more of the same. Hannegan was Chief of Staff at CEQ and would likely work for Connaughton at EPA.
•Andy Karsner, who was Assistant Energy Secretary. He developed the Department of Energy loan guarantee program that funded Solyndra. It’s a fact that the Bush Administration tried to ram through the Solyndra loan in its final two weeks, but the Department’s credit committee held it up subject to further scrutiny, as the Administration’s clock expired. When the government pays off your loan for your product that cannot do so, this is known as a subsidy. Karsner could be Secretary of Energy.
Jeff Holmstead, head or the Office of Air and Radiation in the G.W. Bush EPA and Associate Counsel for G.H.W. Bush, where he was instrumental in getting the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 passed. No doubt he knew where the words “carbon dioxide” were inserted and what grief they would eventually cause, culminating in EPA’s stringent car fuel economy standards and power plant regulations. While his heart may be in the right place, he’s a serial meddler which can only come to no good in Washington.
We can’t expect Romney to have particular expertise on climate change, but we can expect that his advisers will help shape his policies and programs, which, given this group, is very scary.Romney made a tremendous mistake on climate change when he was Governor of Massachusetts, when he tapped John Holdren, a radical population-control advocate, to advise him on his cap-and-trade proposal (!). Holdren is now President Obama’s Science Advisor and is the eminence behind all of the Administration’s green shenanigans.
Needless to say, this, along with his chosen environmental advisors, makes a lot of people nervous, perhaps too nervous to go out and vote. So, in order to calm people’s fears, here’s a series of campaign promises that Mr. Romney needs to make:
2) Promise to get EPA out of the gas mileage business and to reverse their greenhouse-gas regulations. Environmentalists will go to court immediately, citing the 2007 Supreme Court decision, Massachusetts v. EPA, which requires the Agency to regulate greenhouse gases under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (see Jeff Holmstead, above) if it finds they “endanger” health and welfare.
3) Have EPA revisit its endangerment finding, which it must overturn in order to stop regulation. I will have the necessary documentation completed for them by October 15, 2012.
4) Strike the words “carbon dioxide” from the Clean Air Act. According to its authors, it was never intended as a vehicle to regulate carbon dioxide. That will also get around the Supreme Court.
These steps will go a long way towards reigning in the folks who have a clear and meddlesome intent with regard to climate change. Their hearts may be in the right place, but their hands aren’t. Either Mitt Romney drives them, or they will drive Romney."
"Patrick Michaels is a senior fellow in environmental studies at the Cato Institute."
11/25/2009, "Global warming industry becomes too big to fail," Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner
The more parties invest in the climate industry, "the less willing they are to tolerate dissent on the issue."
image above from NJ Watchdog
7/02/09, "The Great American Bubble Machine: How Goldman Sachs has Engineered Every Major Market Manipulation Since the Great Depression," Rolling Stone, by Matt Taibbi
"A groundbreaking new commodities bubble,
- called cap-and-trade.
- except it has one delicious new wrinkle:
If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices
- will be government-mandated.
- Goldman won't even have to rig the game.
Ed. note: Romney is a globalist. Even if he weren't he has been completely in the tank for global warming since before day 1, no question. He couldn't care less that it's the greatest crime against humanity in history. It kills people. Those it doesn't kill it forces to suffer. All the money in the world is behind it.